Reflections 2018

Welcome to "Reflections 2018," my online photo journal for sharing thoughts, "sketches," and works in progress. The images may be from a photography workshop, new ideas I am exploring, creative inspirations from books, movies, museums, music... or they may simply be captures of an extraordinary subject or moment that caught my eye in the course of the day. All part of my creative process, as it is for most artists and photographers. I invite you to share your thoughts about these posts via my Contact Form.

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Volume 3:  Wandering the Wetlands

April 2018

" I feel that with regard to Nature I live a sort of border life, on the confines of a world, into which I make occasional and transient forays only... Unto a life which I call natural I would gladly follow even a will-o'-the-wisp through bogs and sloughs unimaginable..."

 - Henry David Thoreau

My own most recent foray was into the Elkhorn Slough aboard the "Safari".  A 7-mile-long tidal slough and estuary on Monterey Bay, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Reserve is home to hundreds of species of birds and marine life.  Sharing some shorebird images with you.

"I used to think they sang because they were happy. But then I learned they're really showing off. Trying to lure in some other bird so they can mate with it. Or let the other birds know not to get too close to their turf... Now all I think about is what those pretty sounds mean. And how they're not pretty at all.” 
― Jo Knowles, Jumping Off Swings

A sad case where ignorance was bliss?

“Somewhere a bird sang, its chant hanging plaintive and melancholy in the still air...I think it's a sort of lark or something. Our tradition has it that they sing with the voices of lost lovers. If the stars are smiling on them, you will hear its mate call back in a moment.” 
― Jane Johnson, The Tenth Gift

You can see live cam images of the birds, sea otters, and other marine animals of Elkhorn Slough and learn more about the estuary at this link.

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